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Causes We Love This Christmas

1 December 2017

Commonsense is founded on values of organics, environmental sustainability and community. We're proud that every year, at least 10% of our profit goes to supporting initiatives that share our values. We're the primary sponsor of Porirua School Gardens, and our Store Managers also support one-off and regular initiatives at their discretion...

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Sharing the Love in 2017: It’s Just Commonsense!

27 November 2017

Commonsense is founded on values of organics, environment and community. We're proud that every year, at least 10% of our profit goes to supporting initiatives that share our values. We're the primary sponsor of Porirua School Gardens, and our Store Managers also support one-off and regular initiatives at their discretion...

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Boomerangs and Borrow Bags - Our pledge to eliminate single-use shopping bags in our stores.

6 November 2017

As we look around us we see that plastic is choking our oceans, littering our world and finding its way into the air we breathe and the food we eat. Our shopping bags have been plastic free for over 10 years and we’re always thinking about what more we could.....

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A fresh new look! It’s just Commonsense.

2 October 2017

Commonsense Organics has been providing fresh organic food since 1991 (way back before organics was cool!). We’re a family business and our values are right at the heart of what we do. This is not going to change. What IS changing? Our name! We’re shortening our name to ‘Commonsense’ and we.....

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Open Minds: why we’re talking about mental health at work

20 July 2017

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week from 9-15th October 2017. We thought this was a great time to talk about our approach to workplace wellbeing at Commonsense. We’ve recently updated our health & safety policy to make it clear that we consider mental wellbeing a core part of staff health...

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Celebrating our 25th birthday with Commonsense chocolate

29 September 2016

November 7th 2016 will be Commonsense Organics' 25th birthday. We’re going to be celebrating with colourful decorations in store, a big birthday bash, and a month of amazing specials and giveaways. But we also wanted to mark the occasion with something extraordinary...

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Auckland Store NOW OPEN

1 April 2015

As of 8am this morning our Mt Eden store is officially open!..

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Hemp Seed Food Products Illegal in New Zealand?

17 January 2014

Our Managing Director and co-founder Marion Wood addresses the current debate around hemp seed food products being sold in New Zealand...

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Where are we now? Commonsense Organics in 2013

16 August 2013

Recently we took a staff trip to Common Property, the farm owned by the founders of Commonsense Organics.  On that trip we realised how far Commonsense has come and yet how close it still is to its roots.  Jim and Marion still own that land and have built it up.....

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